Sunday, May 13, 2018



This painting is a studio piece that I finished in time to honor Mother's Day.  Though my Mom has been gone from us for a number of years now, I remember how fond she was of spring flowers, especially tulips. So this painting is in her honor, as well as for all mother's everywhere who give unconditionally of themselves for the betterment of their children and families.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Spring at the Conservatory


This painting is a plein air study done at the Franklin Park Conservatory during a plein air painting session. Unfortunately,  about half way though the painting process, we were struck by a pop up thunderstorm and had to run for cover.  I did take a photo of my subject before the rain started so was able to finish this at home.  Hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


Cedar Ridge Spring #2

This painting is another view from the same hike as the previous painting in an earlier post.  Another beautiful area.  For this one, I experimented with painting on a black gessoed canvas.  I was very used to working on a toned surface when I was drawing in colored pencil, so this doesn't seem as difficult as might be imagined, however, I found that I really had to push the lights and use more paint to get good coverage.  I like the feel of this painting and plan to experiment more with using a dark background.

Sunlit Willow

Click to Bid The willow tree is one of my favorites. I love the shape of the tree, it's tiny leaves that glimmer in the sunlight and ...